(I know it’s early to post this, but if I don’t do it now, I’ll forget later.)
I’m a busy bee today!
Bees pollinate most of the food we eat, so without bees, we will be in danger of starving. The prestigious publication, Reuters News Service, has plenty of well written articles on the scientific findings supporting the bee die off.
You can find an article on the Bee Die Off at http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-bees-idUSKBN1685NG
You may have heard that the population of bees is diminishing rapidly, due to several environmental factors. Since bees pollinate about 80% of the world’s food supply it is important to turn this around, and every thinking, caring person can help.
This is part of a column written by Diana Herrington on the http://www.care2.com website.
1. Insecticides (one of the leading suspects in bee deaths):
Last year, leaked documents exposed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) illegitimate approval of clothianidin, a highly-toxic pesticide that the regulatory agency knew was capable of killing off bees.
Also, a new study out of Purdue University confirmed, once again, that clothianidin is killing off bees, but also that clothianidin’s toxicity is systemic throughout the entire food chain.
Nutrition for bees might sound rather odd since they eat only nectar and pollen. What has happened though, is that honeybees don’t have the variety of flowers available to them because man has destroyed much of their habitat. We humans like our environment orderly so we clear the ditches of wild flowers and kill all the dandelions and clover in our lawns. To bees, these areas are now nutritional wastelands. Bees love weeds!
For the rest of the article, go to: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-ways-to-save-the-bees.html#ixzz1sUpoO7aS
Energetically, Diane Tegarden
Author of: “How to Escape a Bad Marriage-A Self Help Divorce Book for Women”; “Light Through Shuttered Window”; “Anti-Vigilante and The Rips in Time”
Read the information about the bee crisis here: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/28/bees-death-destroy-food-supply.aspx?e_cid=20120128_DNL_art_1
A feeling of helplessness can overwhelm people when they read about an extremely important, worldwide environmental crisis, because the issue is so big. Remember, a million small steps can get us as far as one huge step, and is easier to accomplish in one’s own life.
Here are a few small suggestions that people can use to help turn things around:
1. Stop using pesticides of any kind on one’s own lawns, flowers, fruit trees and vegetable gardens. Companies will only switch to healthier alternatives if we hit them where it hurts, in the checkbook.
2. Consider supporting alternative political parties that espouse keeping our environment livable. For example, support the Green Party, whose platform revolves around safe business practices, and a healthy environment.
3. Join an online organization called Change.org and start a petition to have that fake Chinese honey banned from US stores.
4. Choose charitable organizations that fight for environmental laws, like NRDC. The money you contribute is tax deductible, and these lawyers are fighting for environmental issues such as: saving natural areas, protecting endangered species, banning bad business practices, like fracking, protecting the use of renewable energy, and much more.